A blessing for secular humanists
I will walk or fall, but always
I will be strong
relying on myself, or
In times of trouble
call to union
Of my siblings.
I will be empowered in unity
With woman and man
And seek dignity
From diversity in all of humanity.
I will be humble and diminished
Of the mighty awe of Nature,
And offer great care and deference,
Appreciating fully my
fragile and tenuous existence,
at Gaia's pleasure.
I offer compassion to the needy
I despise tolerance
as it is thinly veiled hatred.
I do not hate who I am,
I do not loathe or pity
the splendid joy of being human,
I am not weak
I am me.
Do not mistake
my compassion for weakness,
I am inherent strength, with a
generosity, gratis from self.
I have an unyielding capacity
To live my life my way,
With love and care and ethics
I don't have room for hate.
I cannot subscribe to your 'sin',
we live and love and make mistakes
and are by our actions answerable,
and each must accept responsibility.
I have no need
for heirachical entitlement,
and no need for institutionalised fear
disguised as love.
I have no need to suppress and hate
and control, the minds and lives of
others, to hold power over them,
I have no gender agenda.
I am not that weak and insecure
and lacking self respect
to desire to dictate to others
a universal dogma for life.
So much more can be achieved
As equals in partnership
In cooperation and friendship,
Forget the dread and fear.
Leave me alone and I will
Grow into the time I have
And one day return
To the universe
With no threat of
eternal subjugation, as reward for
buying fear and condescension.
I will love and accept
And always grow
The light e'er expanding,
Seeking truth and wisdom,
Knowledge from fact, and
Beauty as a vital essence
A hearts desire,
To dream unfettered
And in all things grow, with
Liberty of heart
and mind to choose
Where one may dwell
And expand and reach,
Free of molestation
I believe each individual
Will be free.
I believe in me
And above all else
I believe in you
And a future
Free to grow,
With its molten
And Big Bang
guide us on.
Danny Draper 30/10/2012
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